It was and still is a Monarchy, it also had and still has a Parliament, which is a representative democracy. Fun fact, the Monarchy didn't oversee the colonies, Parliament did. Yup, it was a Representative Democracy you revolted against, it was King George who prosecuted the war largely out of Royal funds given that Parliament restricted his funding. You see, an executive and a legislature with the purse strings. Sounds a little like.... Ta da! Now, we weren't talking about separation of powers, nor did anyone claim the MC formed the basis of the Constitution. However the Magna Carta was indeed both a constitution and a bill of rights, the very existence of which you claimed marked the Founding Fathers out as world changers. Like most national constitutions (and there have indeed been a great many) it gradually became an historical artefact as it was overwritten and amended, yours just isn't old enough to have got to that stage yet. That, of course, was after you tried claiming Representative Democracy was the FFs' preserve despite the fact that the Senate is names literally after the Roman Senate which was.....a Representative Democracy (and one which acted as a legislature to the Emperors' executive to boot) and Congress was named after a political alliance intended to oppose a Representative Democracy. Look it up. Another new idea which wasn't new at all. Such as? What have we in our political system which originated in the US? I'm waiting for libertarianism to pop up, it commonly does around this point. (Clue, that was around before the US too) No, it was a resistance to Parliament. The Monarchy didn't really involve itself in the daily affairs of Empire until hostilities became a realistic proposition. No one has claimed the US isn't an influential nation. It is currently the dominant superpower, the current Pax nation. That in no way has any bearing on your claim that the Founding Fathers "changed the world". They may have done, the jury is out, but as with any "great figure" we have no way of knowing short of developing a time machine and altering history to test the hypothesis. Countries influence each other all the time, but we really don't go around modelling our nations on you, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. So it's the being the same you have a problem with, not the being different? Or maybe there is and you missed it?